Emergency Medical Technician

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The Division of Health Sciences will be offering the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course for three and a half (3 ½) months starting May 7, 2018.

 

 

Course: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Duration: 3½ months

Start Date: May 7, 2018

Qualification: 4 subjects at Caribbean Examination Council (CSEC) or equivalent.  English Language, a Science Subject and a Valid Light Goods Licence is required.

Deadline: April 20, 2018

Cost of Course: $1200.00

Cost of Text Book: $85.00 (an approximation)

 

 

Course Description

Applicants are invited to apply now for the Emergency Medical Technician certificate course. This is a short course which is designed to instruct a student to the level of EMT.

 

The Emergency Medical Technician provides basic and limited advanced medical care and transportation for critical and emergency patients who become suddenly ill or are injured.  This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide care in a patient transport situation.  Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive Emergency Medical Service (EMS) response, under medical direction.  EMTs perform interventions with the basic and limited advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance.  The EMT is a link from the scene to the emergency health-care system. 

 

Course Objectives 

  • Train personnel to be competent Emergency Medical Technicians;
  • Enable personnel to work as a team with other medical agencies;
  • Train personnel to recognize urgent vs non-urgent patients;
  • Enable students to conduct an initial needs assessment of a scene with reference to the utilization of other emergency agencies;
  • Train personnel to provide emergency assessment and care to patients at a scene and during transport. 

 

 

Please note that fees must be paid prior to the start of the course, and that all qualified applicants will be interviewed.

 

Applicants can collect forms from the Office of Student Affairs or click on the pdf file for download.

 

Applications close on Friday 20 April, 2018. For further information please call 426-2858 Ext: 5300.

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